Glendronach 2005

Overall rating
88.51/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB145787
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Bottling
Vintage
23.11.2005
Bottled
05.12.2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Calculated age
14 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez
Casknumber
1448
Number of bottles
677
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LN71662
Barcode
5060399689656
Bottled for
Weinhaus Hilgering Dortmund
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
02 jan 2020 5:10 pm by Yquem79
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 2005

22 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.51 points.

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    quite ok for the age, quite complex. The nose and finish are what we like best.
    • Nose
      spicy oak, some dried fruits, citrus fruits, some honey, melon, slightly sweet with nuts, some chocolate, very soft in profile
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, sherry notes, spicy sweet, pepper, fruity, herbs
    • Finish
      more intense sherry notes, dried fruits, citrus fruits, slightly sweet and spicy.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Even if the orange notes are in the foreground here, it is not appropriate to reduce the malt to this aspect. On closer inspection, more beautiful aromas can be discovered here, even if the somewhat one-sided citrus fruit orientation first catches the eye or catches the eye. This is a really good and very drinkable malt, which lacks great class due to the somewhat limited complexity, and which unfortunately runs out of air a little on the finish, but which is still a lot of fun. However, if someone does not like oranges, they should give this bottling a wide berth.
    • Nose
      A very intense aroma of juicy oranges rises from the glass, ripe apricots are mixed in, a supporting basic structure of toasted oak and vanilla is developed, the wood note is very light and brings a few spices such as mace and a pinch of white pepper with it, although they are dominant the oranges in front, but these are quite complex, dried orange peels are present as well as English orange marmalade and candied orange slices, light, spreadable honey adds a certain sweetness, dried rose petals are stored dusty in the background, the base brandy has a good balance between liveliness and maturity without becoming dated Being beaten in the barrel, overall it's going in one direction, but it's definitely pretty inviting
    • Taste
      A diverse orange landscape blooms in the mouth, again dried orange peels and candied orange slices, also orange oil is added, "thick-cut" orange marmalade, ripe apricots bring a pleasant second fruit into play, beautiful malty moments flash up again and again, the oak is very gentle and almost massages the taste buds, a pinch of white pepper ensures minimal spiciness, almond butter and vanilla cream in combination with orange blossom honey, overall the malt has a reasonably oily texture, which is repeatedly broken up by sparkling accents
    • Finish
      A clearly medium-long and fairly gentle finish, beautiful malt interplays with mild oak, many toasty accents and a decent cloud of vanilla wander up the throat, milk chocolate with orange brittle settles in the cheeks, roasted pine nuts leave it sweet and nutty with a memory of the ripe apricots and strong oranges fade away

  4. 67conrad67 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Smell: Medium to full bouquet, slightly dusty basic tone, linseed oil varnish, grainy, leather, dark chocolate, sweet tip, caramel, nutty notes in the base, pine cones, minty

    Taste: Fine wood spice, tingling alcohol, more on the youthful side, roasted almonds, spicy base note, according to bitter almond, again dark chocolate, medium-sized. until long aftertaste, again on the spicy / bitter side

    Color: copper-colored, narrow water edge, clear

    Conclusion: Despite all the PX sweetness, finely worked, in the nose a real character actor, to whom only a little youth "in between" sparks on the palate .....

  5. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Although I'm not a PX fan, one thing should be said in advance: I can recommend this bottle to every PX lover. Here you can clearly feel that the Glendronach Spirit harmonized wonderfully with the barrel. I would even go so far as to say that this malt is ideally suited to show what is possible with carefully considered barrel selection, storage and maturation time plus filling at the right time. My respect to the makers of this recipe. I would even speak of a PX unicorn “quietly” (for 13-15 year olds). Note: Selling price was ~ € 100
    • Nose
      For PX it is immediately noticeable that something brighter and fresher is happening here than expected. Even after the first sip, we will notice that the massive sweetness from the texture does not reach the nose. Great summery and light fruity with a great lightness it hides the PX density. In the foreground there are citrus freshness, light oranges surrounded by canned peaches and a Ritter Sport whole milk. This nose is a great contrast to the key data and something very surprising. Extra class.
    • Taste
      Now it becomes difficult for me to evaluate neutrally and fairly. But what the malt is doing now was not to be expected from the nose and I also think "not a year longer in the barrel" he would have endured. Bottled at exactly the right time. There it is now, ... the PX density and massive liqueur sweetness are now on top. You have to like that, ok ... but very strong and unmistakable he asserts himself here with the typical PX idea. The texture is a prime example of such a bottling. Awesome ... the contrast between the nose and the palate is unparalleled! Splendid counterpoint. All evening long I could smell, sip, smell, sipp .... = experience painting! Respect.
    • Finish
      Even if the “gran finale” doesn't keep what the concert promised, I still fondly remember it and I say at the point: “Thanks to Jochen for the great rehearsal!” I'm very happy that I was allowed to test it and happily forgive my magical 88. I'm impressed ...

  6. Danlow scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Malan scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Class SC with great flavors, of course not with the complexity of a 24-30 year old SC, but at a fraction of the price - highly recommended!

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Round. Honey, raisins, apple strudel with vanilla sauce, apricots, tangerine peel. White chocolate, some hazelnut. Caramel candies. Brown sugar.
    • Taste
      Baked apple, honey, some cinnamon, nougat, a touch of white pepper. Almonds. Sweet light grapes. Cola cracker.

  9. MickMatrix scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    He wins with water. Without something too intensely alcoholic.

    That certain something is missing for me.

    Quite charged.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Herbs and sweets come first. Then the raisins. Roasted almonds. Cinnamon. Slight alcoholic coolness. Then drier. Slightly dark fruit. Orange oil and fresh apricots.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Intense start. Glue note? Sweet and oily. Relatively closed.
      Lots of raisins and dried fruits. Rum balls. Some wood. I would say European.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Mainly dark chocolate and seasoning. Stayed for a long time. Getting a little bitter.

  10. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. S_S scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A controversial bottling. The current ratings have no direction. I'm curious.

    The nose is elegant, intensely fruity and a small alcohol flag is palpable. A depth is perceptible that needs to be explored. Light fruity, orange, pear, melon, apricot. I like the nose, almost like a liqueur. The PX barrel did a good job of penetrating. In the nose it looks older than its 14 years, I am looking forward to the taste.

    The lightness that he showed on the nose is no longer to be found in the taste. Here you can taste the "young" age. I find the taste too alcohol-heavy. There is no longer anything left of fruit compote except sweet. The dominant in the mouth is the grain, wood and sour oranges. The finish is short.

    The nose is okay, unfortunately the age shows in the mouth. Price performance okay. Gives better but also worse ...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. Glen Krid scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. claymore84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on a hiking trip in the woods.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Warning: Dangerously tasty.
    • Nose
      Apricot, apricot, vanilla, rapeseed honey
    • Taste
      Strongly sweet apricot, orange peel, malty, spicy, creamy-liqueur-like, a hint of ginger, fine tart notes.
    • Finish
      Associations of orange peel, oak wort, honey with nuts, (medium) long.

  16. Dude1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. Vallado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. Maltman68 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

  19. Jimmington scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    A Glendronach bottled at the perfect balance point
    between maturation and distillery character, cask and spirit.
    The PX cask is not oversaturated, but nicely present with both wood and sherry. Sweetness meets nuts and spices.
    The unique character of Glendronach not overpowered, but perfectly supplemented by the cask.
    Fruit (especially bitter orange), nuts, spicyness and light sweetness.
    The ABV of 53,7% is not too high and not too low. I would recommend trying it at cask strength, and then adding a tiny drop to explore this wonderful dram a little further.

    A truly beautiful expression of Glendronach. Highly recommended.

  20. I_am_not_HS305 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    well, rating this Glendronach to 99 is either completely irrational or you had a very funny day.

    Dominated by orange peel like a Cointreau, you never rated it a Glendronach if tasted blind and there is nothing like PX or a nice wooden cask in it.

    So this was my worst OB whisky in 2020 that is drinkable, but if you are looking for Glendronach, better get an Allardice

    EDIT (2021): Yquem79 - you as the shop owner of Weinhaus Hilgering don't need to fire away counter ratings and as well, you don't need your rating buddies to push numbers up.

    Set up your Glendronach versus a typical Glendronach SC. Then you'll see the differences.

  21. myrlo scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  22. DerSchreckliche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Pay attention to laser engraving, the bottling could actually be 14 years old

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